Richmond breaks it open in the 2nd quarter to dump Lehigh

Sep 11, 2021, 3:30 AM | Updated: 4:50 pm

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Joe Mancuso threw two scores and Aaron Dykes and Savon Smith each ran for a touchdown and Richmond squashed Lehigh 31-3 on Saturday.

The Spiders scored four times in the second quarter.

Mancuso sandwiched passing scores of 7 and 4 yards to Dykes and Leroy Henley respectively around 2-yard scoring runs by Smith and Dykes for a 28-3 lead at halftime. Mancuso threw for 131 yards, Smith ran for 74 yards and Dykes 71.

The Spiders’ defense limited Lehigh quarterbacks Cross Wilkinson and Alec Beesmer to 78 and 28 yards respectively and each threw an interception.

Richmond (2-0) outgained Lehigh 390-264 in total yardage and limited the Mountain Hawks (0-2) to 3 for 11 on third-down conversions. The Spiders converted on 10-of-16 third-down tries.

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